Pop pickers! The Keane interview is in the Guardian today, with no mention at all of blood, wanking, or tickling toes. Also have a feature in the Times today about adventures going punk rock clubbing with ten-year-olds and a pregnant 14-year-old. And for those who would like to hear about something other than my work, why not come and have some wine tonight at the Whitechapel Gallery, where I am hosting a wonderful and weird and sublime music night called Where The Wild Things Are. Lots of lovely people are coming. It will be sumptuous.
All kicks off at 8pm, the Duloks, Headless and Bat For Lashes are all playing. All wonderful female bands. COME! (£6 full price, £5 concessions)
For an article this week I had to interview a Billy Joel impersonator. So I looked online, last week, and found loads in America. Emailed the first couple and waited to hear back from them. Days passed, still nothing. So I grew anxious and emailed and called every single one I could find. I ended up leaving messages for men who can sing a bit like Billy Joel all across the new world. Eventually one very nice chap got back to me and the article got writ in the very nick of time. And now that the deadline has passed, I am being bombarded by all the Billy Joels, saying they are waiting by their phones and that they would like to be in the newspaper very, very much. One even wrote
Good luck with the piece in the event you do find someone else. Don’t worry, I’m getting used to women choosing other men over me.
Brooke and Matt's wedding. A comedy day. During the ceremony, the happy couple took it in turns to say their vows wrong - B in particular had great trouble with the phrase "I solemnly swear" and burst out laughing, as did the rest of us. "YOU DON'T SOUND VERY SOLEMN" pointed out the registrar, helpfully. Later, we did karaoke in a restaurant in Mayfair and drank ourselves into oblivion. I would like to ally myself with the female binge drinkers of this nation and stand up and be counted as part of that demographic, but suspect that drinking solidly from 3pm until 3am is not so much bingeing as going steady.